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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby plummet » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:39 pm

Chop in between sets means less speed and less jump height. To the locals to he live there. What location gives the biggest height jumps?

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby Frank82 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:35 pm

With some swell the water is glassy with big waves with a large period, this makes cape town kite beach a dream location for this event. Big bay has apartments/buildings upwind which causes the gusty conditions.

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby Toby » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:41 pm

In these conditions gusts can be very dangerous.

So glad they changed it !

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby Hpr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:28 am

plummet wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Chop in between sets means less speed and less jump height. To the locals to he live there. What location gives the biggest height jumps?
Kitebeach and the area just upwind (Dolphin Beach) and downwind. This is where the current (29m) and previous Woo records were set by Joshua. Expect some serious height at this year's KOTA, I think there are a couple of riders (Nick, Kevin) that are going to try hard to break the record.

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby DWX » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:27 pm

Honestly, I hope they’ll put on a good show, not wave around measurements... who cares. If it’s a spectacular jump that’s all the accolades it needs ... woo is helpful while training but not at the actual event

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby Hpr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:48 pm

DWX wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Honestly, I hope they’ll put on a good show, not wave around measurements... who cares. If it’s a spectacular jump that’s all the accolades it needs ... woo is helpful while training but not at the actual event
Apparently Red Bull feels different and 'cares' :lol: since they have a "Biggest Boost" specialty award for the highest jump at KOTA. But yes it needs to be a mix of high jumps, megaloops and tricks thrown in between.

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Re: Riders announced for Red Bull King of the Air 2018

Postby DWX » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:43 pm

Which part of “specialty award” isn’t clear? Obviously KOTA cares about a more diversified experience and I’m positive they’ll whip out a good show


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